Jalapeño Shrimp Cakes Recipe

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Camila Published: December 21, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Jalapeño Shrimp Cakes

These aren’t sweet cakes. Still, this jalapeno shrimp cakes shaped like patties will melt your heart like desserts and are the best special dinner option.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 8 minutes
Total: 28 minutes



  • 1lbshrimp,peeled and deveined, weight after peeled
  • 1largejalapeño,seeded and minced, for spicy, leave the seeds
  • 1garlic clove,minced
  • 3mediumscallions,chopped
  • 2tbspfresh cilantro,chopped
  • 2tbsppanko,use GF crumbs for gluten free
  • ¼tspsea salt
  • tspfresh ground black pepper

For Topping:

  • 4lime wedges
  • ½mediumavocado,sliced thin


  1. Dry shrimp well with a paper towel then place the shrimp in the food processor along with jalapeño and garlic then pulse a few times until almost pasty.

  2. Combine the shrimp in a large bowl with remaining ingredients and mix well to combine.

  3. Using rubber gloves (easier with gloves), form shrimp into 4 patties.

  4. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and spray with oil.

  5. Add the shrimp cakes to the heated grill and cook 4 minutes without disturbing, then gently flip and cook an additional 4 minutes.

  6. Serve with fresh lime juice and top with thin slices of avocado.


  • Calories: 136.12kcal
  • Fat: 4.95g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.84g
  • Trans Fat: 0.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.68g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.81g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.80g
  • Fiber: 2.45g
  • Sugar: 0.82g
  • Protein: 16.49g
  • Cholesterol: 142.88mg
  • Sodium: 648.75mg
  • Calcium: 81.32mg
  • Potassium: 307.26mg
  • Iron: 0.66mg
  • Vitamin A: 72.86µg
  • Vitamin C: 12.62mg
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